Amaqua Township, Boone County, Iowa

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Amaqua Township, Boone County
Township
Map highlighting Amaqua Township, Boone County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 42°05′07″N 094°06′40″W / 42.08528°N 94.11111°W / 42.08528; -94.11111Coordinates: 42°05′07″N 094°06′40″W / 42.08528°N 94.11111°W / 42.08528; -94.11111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Boone
Area
 • Total 36.76 sq mi (95.21 km2)
 • Land 36.75 sq mi (95.18 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 283
 • Density 7.7/sq mi (3/km2)
FIPS code 19-90057[2]
GNIS feature ID 0467391

Amaqua Township is one of seventeen townships in Boone County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 283.

History[edit]

Amaqua Township was established in 1871.[3] Amaqua is an Indian name meaning "beaver".[4]

Geography[edit]

Amaqua Township covers an area of 36.76 square miles (95.2 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Beaver. According to the USGS, it contains four cemeteries: Beaver, Grand Ridge, Maas and Maple Grove.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Goldthwait, Nathan Edward (1914). History of Boone County, Iowa, Volume 1. Pioneer Publishing Company. p. 297. 
  4. ^ Goldthwait, Nathan Edward (1914). History of Boone County, Iowa, Volume 1. Pioneer Publishing Company. p. 289. 

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